Lewis Funeral Chapel

4817 Kelley Highway, P.O. Box 4517, Ft. Smith, AR

Phone: 479-783-0503

Mary E. Choate

Fort Smith, AR

1933 - 2013

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Published: January 16, 2013

Mary E. Choate, 79, of Fort Smith, Ark., entered into rest on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, in Fort Smith. She was born April 29, 1933, in Canadian, Texas, the daughter of the late Fred and Eva Hardage.

She was retired from J.C. Penny, member of First Baptist Fort Smith, and the widow of the late Ned Choate Jr. Survivors include daughter, Kim Choate Kidder and husband, Brad Jr. of Van Buren; two sons, Michael and wife, Debra Choate of Fort Smith, Ark., and Kevin and wife, Martha Choate of Fort Smith, Ark.; brother, Ronnie Hardage of Tulsa, Okla.; sister, Verna Hutchins of Bethel Heights, Ark.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Lewis Funeral Chapel, Fort Smith.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society. To place online tribute, go to

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